3 Days Poon Hill Trek - for student groups, adventure lovers

3 days Poon hill trek is the shortest trek in Annapurna region. This trek is relatively easy yet adventure and suitable for those who are reasonably fit. The trek starts from Nayapul after two hours drive from Pokhara and get continue to Ulleri via Tikhedunga village. Next day from Ulleri the trek get continues through the Rhododendron forest to Ghorepani is the biggest day as we reach our destination village after walking pretty tough uphill and downhill, via streams, jungles, and farming lands. Ghorepani is a beautiful village with nice lodges, friendly people and the great range of Annapurnas in view all the time.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

3 days poon hill trek provides beautiful sunrise view from poon hill and superb Himalayan views including Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail and many more white snowcapped mountains. Poon Hill is one of the best view points in Annapurna region.

Attraction of Annapurna Region

Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.

The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.

Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.

List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).

Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.

Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we  go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.

Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles.  In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.

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3 days Poon Hill Trek short itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri.
Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani village.  
Day 03: Early Hike to Poon Hill, after grand sunrise trek back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Trip cost: This is a teahouse trek, each and every stop provides the decent guest houses and mountain lodges. We are organizing Ghorepani Poonhill trekking as a small group departure or a private trek, please contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

03 Days Poon Hill Trek detailed itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (trekking starting point) two hours. Our trek starts from here, three hours to Tikhedunga then two hours to Ulleri. Overnight in Ulleri at a guest house.

Day 02: After breakfast, we begin our nice and pleasant walking to Ghorepani which is about 5 hours trekking. Ghorepani is beautiful villages where there are a lot of facilities are available like German Bakery, Internet cafes, nice restaurants, ISD calls, etc... Enjoy the hike around village. Overnight in Ghorepani at a guest house.

Day 03: This is a big day, we wake up early in the morning about 4am then hike to Poon Hill one and half hour, see sun rise and enjoy the breathtaking ranges of Annapurna including Dhaulagiri and fishtail. Back to guest house, have a breakfast then trek all the way down to Tihkedunga, lunch over here and trek continue to Nayapul. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara by a private coach.

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3 Days Poon Hill Trek Facts:

Activities: Trekking/hiking

Start/End: Pokhara/Pokhara

Destination: Annapurna Region

Trip Duration: 2 nights 3 days

Max. Altitude: 3200 meters

Group Size: Min.01 to Max.12

Best Season: Good for all season.

Trip Grade: Easy

Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6

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